#423 – “girl, u be killin em”

wear your relationship status on your finger like a slavery certificate that says "mozel tov!" wear your heartache under your eyes like a concealer that costs way too much but can't be returned wear it proudly let it burn in the eyes of jealous jackals wear your regrets under your shoes like dirty socks, few … Continue reading #423 – “girl, u be killin em”

a poet speaks

for a symphony of sad a poet speaks regrets and repeats life like a cypher a poet speaks we'd like to like her you'd like to light her see reality's thunderclap just behind your eyes the moment her lightening strikes your skies a poet speaks to the hidden and hiding the forbidden and the biding … Continue reading a poet speaks

WOWPS – Suheir Hammad & Carolyn Forche – poetry overload

this thursday i have the distinct pleasure of opening up for Suheir Hammad and Carolyn Forche, as they do a poetry reading at busboys and poets, 14th & v st nw, washington, dc. i am a huge fan of Suheir's, so this is momentous for me. if you're around the area, this is a FREE … Continue reading WOWPS – Suheir Hammad & Carolyn Forche – poetry overload

Slam of the Union: A Performance Poetry Showdown and Other Life Things I Do

after an extraordinary garden open mic last night at bloombars, featuring 16 year old Darian Jones, i hosted another packed house poetry slam at the fridge on capitol hill. the beltway poetry "slam of the union" included former DC/Baltimore Slam Team legends like Twain Dooley and Chris August, as well as IWPS and WOWPS contender … Continue reading Slam of the Union: A Performance Poetry Showdown and Other Life Things I Do

youth open mic series – support your local young dreamers

the busboys and poets youth open mic was fully packed tonight, as you can see here. in the lower left-hand corner you can see co-host JayTee next to friend & organizer/producer Miles, and in the first row sitting, with a red/orange top, you can see the other co-host, Diamante, from the DC Youth Slam Team. … Continue reading youth open mic series – support your local young dreamers

1.11.11 nikki giovanni looks me in the eyes

front row packed house blizzard brewing i sat enraptured captured not by the poetry but the presence of a legend looking me square in the eyes to make sense of the life encapsulated in her words opinions and wise words of advice analysis from a respected elder an aunt that will always give it to … Continue reading 1.11.11 nikki giovanni looks me in the eyes